Tag: M56x

By on September 14, 2011

Let’s face it, hybrids are boring. They are slow, complicated, come with hard tires and soft suspensions, sloppy handling, and they look weird. We’ve heard the story before: this hybrid is different. First Lexus gave us the GS and RX hybrids claiming V8 performance with V6 fuel economy, but the result was more like V6 performance with V6 economy, not really a great sales pitch. Still, hybrids sell well and with Infiniti marching towards mainstream luxury success they “need” a hybrid. Of course, with Infiniti aiming to be the “Japanese BMW”, performance is obviously a prime concern, so the claim from Infiniti that the M35h will deliver “V8 performance and four-cylinder economy” was expected. But is it another case of leather clad disappointment? Let’s find out.

(Read More…)

By on August 16, 2010

Infiniti was born out of international politics. When the Japanese government caved to US demands that exports from Japan be limited, Honda decided that it would be more profitable to sell high-profit (read: more expensive) variants of the Accord branded as an Acura Legend than an equal number of Civics. Soon Toyota was rumored to be plotting to do one better with their F1 project and Nissan knew they couldn’t be late to the party. Japan’s third brand’s solution was the 1990 Q45, which looked like a Ford Crown Victoria in drag. Sadly its replacement in 1997 wasn’t much better and the total re-design in 2002 was too little, too late. In the end Nissan canned the Q-ship deciding to make the Infiniti M battle the medium to large imports solo.

(Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Inside Looking Out: Lie2me is lying.
  • Jeff S: Having had a 73 Chevelle they were decent cars with a 350 V8. My 73 Chevelle Deluxe was the perfect sleeper a...
  • Steve Biro: No. OnStar keeps monitoring the car until and unless you disconnect the wireless modem. But you should...
  • aja8888: Heck, for $29K you can buy two used 2002 325 Ci BMW convertibles and have money left over for a 1998 Jetta.
  • Tele Vision: Linkage?! It’s not a 1960’s F1 car. The C7 has a hydraulic clutch like my ’07 V does.

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber